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Ready to Answer Some one's Prayer??

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I have previously written that the reason for some unanswered prayers may be because God is Solving Bigger Problems. Another major reason for unanswered prayers is Man. Throughout history God has been answering people’s prayer through people. We see this pattern throughout the Scriptures.

Joseph was the answer to the hunger problem that was about to destroy people. Israelites cried out from the slavery of Egypt and God answered them by giving them Moses. Throughout the book of Judges when people cried to God, God raised a Man or Women to solve their problem. When Ruth was helpless in a new country it was Boaz whom God used to give a hope. When Goliath was roaring and Israelites were hiding, it was David who became the answer of God. Jesus himself became a Man and thus became the answer to the humanity’s greatest question, the question of Sin. And the list continues.

I am just saying that every human being can be the answer to someone’s prayer. For the person living in the roadside an…

What Gandhiji Missed..

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We have all heard about the Gandhiji’s 3 monkey’s principle. The explanations of the three monkeys are speak no evil, hear no evil and see no evil. This is a very famous principle today. Some say it originated from Japan and some say it originated from china. Wherever it might have originated from in India it is commonly known as “Gandhiji’s three monkey’s principle”. With all due respect to Gandhiji I must confess that He missed the root of the problem. The three monkeys tell us to stop our actions which are just the result of something that is happening in us. Most people try to change their actions without changing the sources of action. The source is your thought. So we will change the principle. Let us have one monkey (I am not sure why they use monkeys??) with its hand on its head symbolizing Think No Evil. It is wise to control our thoughts which are the source rather than controlling the actions which are just the results of your thoughts. Controlling the actions without contr…

Story - Empty Chair

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This is a story that i heard in youtube told by Brennan Manning, the author of the famous book Ragamuffin Gospel. The minister in the Story was he himself.

A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed.
The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit. "I guess you were expecting me, he said.
'No, who are you?" said the father.
The minister told him his name and then remarked, "I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up,"
"Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man.
"Would you mind closing the door?"
Puzzled, the minister shut the door.
"I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man. "But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about p…

Love Test!!

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Yesterday I heard Mr.Clement Vedhanayagam speak. He is such an awesome speaker. I am using his sermon as a base for today’s post. Since its valentine’s day you could also test your love.   God loves us completely and passionately because he is Love. Love is not just a part of his feeling. He is Love. We can see that as we see Jesus hung on the cross as he took our place. This was demonstrating the fullness of God’s Love. So we know God loves us. But today we are going to check if we love God. We might have said that we love you Lord. Three simple checks will reveal your love for God 1.Do you hate evil? Psalms 97: 10 says, let those who love the LORD hate evil. If you say I love the Lord, then check do you really hate evil. You may say, I don’t do evil. But you may cherish evil in your heart. If you really loved the Lord, there will arise anger and hatred toward what is evil. 2.Do you obey his commandments? John 14:21 says Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.  If …

Story -Sand Castles

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I Love Stories. I Read a lot of Stories. I also collect a lot of Stories. Now, Am going to post stories regularly here in my blog. Here is the FIRST Story. It is written by my favorite author MAX LUCADO. Enjoy it.

Hot sun. Salty air. Rhythmic waves. A little boy is on the beach. On his knees he scoops and packs the sand with plastic shovels into a bright red bucket. Then he upends the bucket on the surface and lifts it. And, to the delight of the little architect, a castle tower is created.

All afternoon he will work. Spooning out the moat. Packing the walls. Bottle tops will be sentries. Popsicle sticks will be bridges. A sandcastle will be built.



Big city. Busy streets. Rumbling traffic.

A man is in office. At his desk he shuffles papers into stacks and delegates assignments. He cradles the phone on his shoulder and punches the keyboard with his fingers. Numbers are juggled and contracts are signed and much to the delight of the man, a profit is made.

All his life he will work. Form…

Looking from Above!!

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These two images reminds me of mans perspective and God’s perspective. We never fully understand what God intends in our life. We see our life with all its obstacles. We never know what’s going happen tomorrow. But God see from above and he sees the whole path clearly. So if you are wise, you will obey him and follow his instructions. The One who sees the path clearly can lead you in the right path. I want to be wise. How about you?

What I learnt from the Devil?

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Before you start to throw stones at me for the Title, allow me explain what I mean. When you learn something from a Character from the bible, you tell that so and so character teaches us to obey God or be humble or whatever. But originally it’s only God teaching us through that character. That’s what I meant in the title. What God taught me through the character of Lucifer from the Bible. Thanks for putting the stones down. He said in his heart (Is 14: 13): The devil didn’t actually go before God and say that he would take his throne. He actually said it in his heart. In other words he just thought. That thought led to his downfall. Many times we don’t verbalize our secret wrong desires. We may be good at hiding it. But God sees our heart and what we say in our heart matters to Him. The Devil was formed because of what he said in his heart.  What do you say in your heart? Changing your actions is not real change. You have to change your thoughts. Many times, you may be angry or jealous…

Finishing!!

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I am a great starter. I like to start so many things. I initiate a lot of things where ever I go. New projects, new book, new relationships, and so on. That being said, I must confess I am not a good finisher. For example, I start to read a book but I don’t finish it. I find it difficult sometimes to finish well.